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Ireland Cork City Council issues 'tidal flood warning' as Storm Sebastian heads for Ireland

17:45  25 november  2019
17:45  25 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A Cork City Council spokesman said: " Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from Tuesday 26th November until Wednesday 27th November. "A tidal surge and periodic strong southerly/south-easterly winds are also predicted over the next few

Cork city council have issued a tidal alert as Storm Sebastian is set to batter the country over the next few daysCredit: Alamy. The rebel county's council issued the warning today as Met Eireann say there's a "risk of flooding " tomorrow. According to Carlow Weather's Alan O'Reilly, the storm is

a train is coming down the mountain: Rain and high winds are on the way (Stock) © Getty Rain and high winds are on the way (Stock) Cork City Council have issued a tidal flood warning as the remnants of Storm Sebastian head for Ireland.

Met Eireann has warned that heavy rain and gale force winds are expected at times tomorrow which could bring a risk of flooding in some parts of the country.

And the Rebel county will be hit particularly hard as the tail end of the former Tropical Storm Sebastien arrives on Irish shores.

A Cork City Council spokesman said: "Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from Tuesday 26th November until Wednesday 27th November.

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Cork City Council has issued a tidal flood alert stating that there is a “particular risk predicted” for the evening tide period today. © Getty Rain and high winds are on the way (Stock) Cork City Council have issued a tidal flood warning as the remnants of Storm Sebastian head for Ireland .

Cork County Council has issued red alert flood warnings for both Bandon and Skibbereen with both the Bandon and Ilen Rivers heavily swollen due to heavy rain. According to a Cork County Council spokesman, the Bandon Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) has been showing huge rises in water

"A tidal surge and periodic strong southerly/south-easterly winds are also predicted over the next few days. These factors combined will result in tide levels higher than the natural tide levels.

"From Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening, prior to and after these tides, there is a significant risk of tidal flooding in the City. 

"Householders and Businesses should take Precautionary Measures to protect property."

a close up of a map: The remnants of Storm Sebastien are expected to arrive on Tuesday. © Windy.com The remnants of Storm Sebastien are expected to arrive on Tuesday. Cork City Council have also highlighted particular low-lying areas that will be worst hit by the unsettled weather.

A spokesman added: "It is likely that flooding will occur in the low lying areas of the City Centre in particular on Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street, Kyrls Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St and Wandesford Quay.

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The police have issued a flood warning for parts of Belfast and the Ards peninsula. More heavy rain and strong winds are expected in some parts of Northern Ireland during high tide on Monday Belfast Lord Mayor, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, spent the morning touring parts of the city at risk of flooding and said

Sepa has issued flood warnings and said the risk would last until Wednesday afternoon. Duty hydrology manager Vincent Fitzsimons said: "The peak of the flooding is expected around high- tide midnight tonight, and then again early afternoon on Wednesday. "The key concern is for a cluster of

"There is also a risk of flooding along Lapps Quay, McSwiney Quay, Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay, Proby’s Quay, French’s Quay, Lancaster Quay, Sullivan’s Quay, South Mall via side streets onto Oliver Plunkett St., and thence to Patrick Street, Grand Parade, Washington Street, and Lower Glanmire Road.

"The situation will continue to be monitored and further advice will be issued."

The council advised that a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags will be available for collection between 12pm and 6pm today, and 8am and 6pm tomorrow.

They added that road closures and traffic restrictions are also likely to be put in place.

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